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Legumes of the World Online

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:34

In July 2005, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew published Legumes of the World, a book containing an encyclopaedic overview of the current knowledge of the 727 genera then recognised in the family Leguminose (Fabaceae).

Book of the Month - Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World

Mon, 2014-01-06 16:54

About the book

People all over the world are becoming more sophisticated and demanding about what they eat and how it is prepared. Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World will appeal to inquisitive foodies, gardeners, botanists, and also students, particularly in food science and technology.

Jubilee waxcap

Thu, 2013-10-31 14:27

If you see bright red, orange and yellow mushrooms in unimproved turf, you are probably looking at waxcaps (Hygrocybe s.l.).

These attractive nitrogen-sensitive fungi are officially recognised as species of conservation concern across Europe and in Australia. However, in order to understand their distribution and ecology, and hence formulate management guidelines, a reliable and rigorous taxonomy is required.